Halftone effect in Photoshop can be created in different ways each method having its own particularities. The most commonly used is the Halftone Pattern Filter that you can find uder the Filter>Sketch menu. This method will transform your photo into a halftone patterned image that uses your background and foreground colors. The halftone pattern types available are dot, circle and line with different size and contrast variations.
Halftone Photoshop Tutorial
Here are some quick tips on how to create halftone in Photoshop. Use the halftone effect to create halftone images in just a few minutes.
[Method 1: Photoshop Halftone Pattern Filter]
To make halftone effect in Photoshop, use the Halftone Pattern Filter. Go to Filter>Sketch>Halftone Pattern.
This method will transform your photo into a halftone patterned image using your background color and foreground color. So, you can set them to black and white if you want a black and white halftone effect.
The halftone pattern types available are dot, circle and line with different size and contrast variations.
[Method 2: Photoshop Screen Printing Effect]
To make halftone effect in Photoshop, first, you must turn your image into a Grayscale mode. Go to Image>Mode and choose Grayscale. Second, go to Image>Mode and choose Bitmap.
Then, from the Bitmap choose the method Halftone Screen and make these settings:
[Method 3: Photoshop Color Halftone Filter]
The third method is the Color Halftone filter that you can find under Filter>Pixelate menu. You will obtain a colored image with a dot halftone pattern with different setting options. Of course that you can obtain creative halftone effects using halftone brushes, textures or patterns.
To create a halftone texture or pattern like these free halftone textures from PhotoshopSupply, you can also use the Filter > Pixelate > Color Halftone filter.
Make a new layer and fill it with a gray color or a gradient (gray and white). Then apply the Color Halftone filter to get these halftone textures.
How to Create Halftone Brushes & Shapes
In the same way you can make halftone shapes or halftone brushes. Create a new layer and fill it with white color. Use the Brush Tool and a soft round brush, to add a circle. Use black color or a tone of gray. Then, apply the Color Halftone filter.
To make the halftone brush go to Edit > Define Brush Preset.
Download this free halftone texture pack
To make comic book effects you can either create your own halftone texture/dots texture or, you can download one of these pre-made halftone textures from PhotoshopSupply.
Free Halftone Texture Pack
The halftone effects is useful for turning your pictures into comic books or comics.
If you want to add some comic elements like speech bubbles or comic sound effects you can download these free cartoon sound effects in PNG format.
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